“The history of jewellery is implicitly stated in each new piece. There is no NEW jewellery – there is only jewellery said in different voices.”
So states part of Barbara Heath’s 1991 Manifesto.
In it she asks; “Where is jewellery heading?” then answers: “Towards a closer relationship between the maker and the wearer….and the wearer and the body.”
“If a jewel is a communicator that communicates outward – it also communicates inward.”
The protective power of jewels is well known as is their healing properties. “Metal circling a finger, a neck…draws our attention to sites of meaning enabling us to recognise our bodies’ maps.”
We invite you to experience a cosmic collection of Barbara’s work here.